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Welcome to Two-Headed Nerd Episode #672, where our sentient Cosmic Longbox has us discussing classic comic back issue reviews based on a theme. This time, our theme is a cautionary tale of what happens when humanity ignores the evidence and finds itself living on a dying planet. Join us as we apply our confusing rating system of “Buy It,” “Skim It,” or “Leave It” to eight classic back issue comics set on a POST-APOCALYPTIC EARTH!
This Week’s Reviews:
- Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth #1, DC 1972
- Legion of Super-Heroes #38, DC 1992
- Killraven #1, Marvel 2002
- The End League, Dark Horse 2008
Matt’s Pick for Next Week:
Dark Horse, $3.99
Writers: Mike Mignola, Thomas Sniegoski, Christopher Golden
Artist: Peter Bergting
Mignola’s Frankenstein monster returns!
Safely tucked away inside the hollow earth where humanity survived after Ragna Rok, precocious young Lilja receives visions of a new darkness taking root on the surface. Defying her elders, Lilja awakens the timeless oracle–once known as Frankenstein–to investigate the warnings and, perhaps, even explore the new world above.
Frankenstein: New World, from Mike Mignola, Thomas Sniegoski, Christopher Golden, and artist Peter Bergting, explores a new chapter in the world of Hellboy!
Joe’s Pick for Next Week:
Image Comics, $3.99
Writer: Chrissy Williams
Artists: Lauren Knight and Sodie Dodgson
In a world where older women who’ve been deemed useless to society are abandoned on an island, GOLDEN RAGE documents their golden years of making friends, baking dessert, and fighting to the death.
Created by writer CHRISSY WILLIAMS (editor of DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), artist LAUREN KNIGHT (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and colorist SOFIE DODGSON (BITTER ROOT, Tank Girl), this is the FIRST ISSUE of a brand-new five-issue miniseries where Battle Royale meets The Golden Girls.
Trade/Graphic Novel of Next Week
Avengers Epic Collection: Kang War TPB
Marvel Comics, $44.95
Collects Avengers (1963) #129-149, Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #2-4; material from Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #5, Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #7, FOOM (1973) #12. Throughout his AVENGERS run, Steve Englehart slowly built the mysterious Mantis into one of ’70s Marvel’s most intriguing characters. Here, her tale reaches its cosmic climax in a saga spanning space and time: “The Celestial Madonna!” When Kang the Conqueror arrives, the action begins. Before it’s over, Kang, Rama-Tut and Immortus will have you time-twisted in two. And that’s just for starters! The origin of the Vision is revealed, and he and the Scarlet Witch wed! Then, the Avengers put out a call for new members. Beast, Hellcat and Moondragon join – while Captain America, Yellowjacket and the Wasp return. Each will be tested in a second war with Kang and the Squadron Sinister! It’s a classic conflict that teams the Avengers with the heroes of the Old West!
This Episode’s Soundtrack:
- Godzilla March BreakBeat by DJ RX-78
- And Hell Followed Him (Death – Darksiders II) [David L. Puga feat. Mak Eightman]
- A Massive Wall of Solid Ice by XIII SCALE
- Wasteland Theme by Ruin Runner
- The City Awakens by STEVEN GRACE
- Japanese Spider-man Mix by DJ RX-78
- Venus of the Hard Sell by Mucous Membrane (Spiderlegs) 2012
All music in this episode is 100% free-use, royalty-free, or used with the express permission of the artist and or label, and all of those other fun words that mean we didn’t infringe on any copyrights!
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